• top of the day to you

    From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue Nov 5 20:37:22 2019
    Haven't seen you around the echo for a while.... but today being Guy
    Fawkes Day, and the birthday of various notables such as Elke Sommer,
    Roy Rogers, Art Garfunkle, Sam Shepard and Tatum O'Neal and others, I
    was induced to pour myself a wee drap of my Macallan 12, and toast the
    day... ;)

    Hope everything is going well for you.... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Wed Nov 6 02:39:20 2019
    Hallo Nancy!

    I was induced to pour myself a wee drap of my Macallan 12, and
    toast the day... ;)

    As it turned out, it was a good and deserving day for it. I managed to sneak in a couple of shots of 12 year old Glenfiddich with a neighbour. We toasted life in general and the fact that both of us are still alive and more or less functioning in this crazy mixed up world.

    Hope everything is going well for you.... :)

    As well as everything can get. I am still up to my same old tricks. How about
    yourself? You haven't been exactly chatty in these parts lately.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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    2024-11-05 is 1826 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een dinsdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Thu Nov 7 11:58:40 2019
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 06-Nov-2019 10:39 <=-

    I was induced to pour myself a wee drap of my Macallan 12, and
    toast the day... ;)

    As it turned out, it was a good and deserving day for it. I managed
    to sneak in a couple of shots of 12 year old Glenfiddich with a
    neighbour. We toasted life in general and the fact that both of us
    are still alive and more or less functioning in this crazy mixed up
    world.

    Good enough things to be toasting... Any Glenfiddich left in the
    bottle...? ;)

    Hope everything is going well for you.... :)

    As well as everything can get. I am still up to my same old tricks.

    That's good.... I think.... ;) Hadn't been seeing you here in the echo
    so much, so wondered....

    How about yourself? You haven't been exactly chatty in these parts lately.

    I've been on the go even more than usual this year, mostly without
    internet access... I've been lurking regularly, though... but haven't
    seen things to jump in on and our conversation had died away....

    My son was in the States from mid-Jun to late-ish October, mostly at our
    camp property, so I spent more time than usual there this year... he's
    left again, so no more trips for me until April... ;)

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-01-01 is 56 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een woensdag.

    Starting to get close... ;)

    2024-11-05 is 1826 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een dinsdag.

    Still a ways away... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Fri Nov 8 08:13:37 2019
    Hallo Nancy!

    Any Glenfiddich left in the bottle...? ;)

    Enough for at least one very decent shot ... or two short ones if needed. It was only a small 375ml bottle purchased at the last minute but was sufficient to mark the moment. I made sure it wasn't an official cybertoast so not to diminish the significance of 2024-11-05.

    Hadn't been seeing you here in the echo so much, so wondered....

    I got distracted setting up a supposedly fancier version of a testing echo which looks to have been a waste of time since it did nothing towards the original intent for it. Not really a surprise here but I can at least say I tried. Besides this has proved to be the best echoarea for anything I've ever needed testing. I am a satisfied customer. :-)

    I've been on the go even more than usual this year

    Sounds like you've had fun. For me this was a quiet summer and got no visitors
    from the east. My former wife phoned me on Guy Fawkes Day and we got got up on
    all things we needed to. I am hoping for a quiet and warmer winter this year although the fall thus far has been subpar as far as temperatures are concerned. Hopefully that is not a sign of thing to come.

    2020-01-01 is 56 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een woensdag.

    Starting to get close... ;)

    Yes indeed. I am hoping to find a Glenlivet gift pack this time around. Tis the season.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
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    2024-11-05 is 1824 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een dinsdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue Nov 12 10:18:12 2019
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 08-Nov-2019 16:13 <=-

    Any Glenfiddich left in the bottle...? ;)
    Enough for at least one very decent shot ... or two short ones if
    needed.

    So enough to possibly share... ;)

    It was only a small 375ml bottle purchased at the last minute
    but was sufficient to mark the moment. I made sure it wasn't an
    official cybertoast so not to diminish the significance of 2024-11-05.

    Ah, I see....

    Hadn't been seeing you here in the echo so much, so wondered....
    I got distracted setting up a supposedly fancier version of a testing
    echo which looks to have been a waste of time since it did nothing
    towards the original intent for it. Not really a surprise here but I
    can at least say I tried. Besides this has proved to be the best
    echoarea for anything I've ever needed testing. I am a satisfied customer. :-)

    Guess you learned from that... :)

    I've been on the go even more than usual this year
    Sounds like you've had fun.

    Pretty much... :) I certainly was ready to take a break at the end... :)

    For me this was a quiet summer and got no visitors from the east.

    Not even the grandkids...? That's a shame....

    My former wife phoned me on Guy Fawkes Day and we got got up on all
    things we needed to.

    Good.

    I am hoping for a quiet and warmer winter this year although the fall
    thus far has been subpar as far as temperatures are concerned.
    Hopefully that is not a sign of thing to come.

    Indeed. Right now we are in a really cold snap... got our first real
    winter storm, started yesterday and overnight... almost a foot of snow,
    they say... and the temps today are only in the 20sF (so below zero C),
    and to drop into the low teens tonight... hopefully not a forfending
    either... ;)

    2020-01-01 is 56 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een woensdag.
    Starting to get close... ;)

    Yes indeed. I am hoping to find a Glenlivet gift pack this time
    around. Tis the season.

    Tis indeed... keep your eyes open... <G> I'll most likely be still
    using my current bottle of Nacallan 12... it's only about half gone...

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Wed Nov 13 10:41:03 2019
    Hallo Nancy!

    So enough to possibly share... ;)

    I suppose but it is sharing that got it down so low in the first place. I doubt it will last to 2020-01-01 sharing or not. Mind you it is still sitting there untouched since 2019-11-05.

    Guess you learned from that... :)

    Like always. So far the only thing beyond the basics that has survived is the dynamic cybertoast countdown tagline thingy. I suspect that it still works on "Little Mikey's Brain" - which is the official Fidonet nodelisted machine - but
    as of last half dozen months I avoided replying with that setup due to issues beyond my control. Someone on that path is altering messages which given all the years it has been going on it appears to me will never get fixed. So far the only 'fix' I have come up with is to avoid using the node which is really, really sad. Oh well.

    I certainly was ready to take a break at the end

    Understood. You need to take a rest from the 'vacation'.

    Right now we are in a really cold snap

    So I've heard. Up here in the Great White North, Manitoba and Quebec have been
    ground zero for early winter storms so far. Out here on the western edge we've
    gotten below average temps but nothing serious ... yet. I'm still shell-shocked from last year's storm of the century.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-01-01 is 49 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een woensdag.
    2024-11-05 is 1819 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een dinsdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Fri Nov 22 10:42:26 2019
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 13-Nov-2019 18:41 <=-

    So enough to possibly share... ;)

    I suppose but it is sharing that got it down so low in the first
    place. I doubt it will last to 2020-01-01 sharing or not. Mind you
    it is still sitting there untouched since 2019-11-05.

    And only about 40 days to go, now....

    Guess you learned from that... :)

    Like always. So far the only thing beyond the basics that has
    survived is the dynamic cybertoast countdown tagline thingy. I
    suspect that it still works on "Little Mikey's Brain" - which is the official Fidonet nodelisted machine - but as of last half dozen months
    I avoided replying with that setup due to issues beyond my control. Someone on that path is altering messages which given all the years it
    has been going on it appears to me will never get fixed.

    It might not be anything that the sysop can do anything about, just
    built in to the bbs software that is being used... Is there a way to
    change which path your messages would take, like sending through someone else...?

    So far the only 'fix' I have come up with is to avoid using the
    node which is really, really sad. Oh well.

    As in, not using "Little Mikey's Brain"...?

    I certainly was ready to take a break at the end

    Understood. You need to take a rest from the 'vacation'.

    It wasn't exactly a vacation, for much of the traveling, just places I
    needed to be.... ;)

    Right now we are in a really cold snap

    So I've heard. Up here in the Great White North, Manitoba and Quebec
    have been ground zero for early winter storms so far. Out here on the western edge we've gotten below average temps but nothing serious ...
    yet. I'm still shell-shocked from last year's storm of the century.

    For about a week there, we had well below average temps, both for highs
    and lows, and broke a number of records... The next week or so should be better... with highs into the 50sF or at least high 40s, they say...
    That would be about 10C... The about a foot of snow we got is pretty
    much all gone now, except for the piles from plowing/shoveling....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Fri Nov 22 21:57:39 2019
    Hallo Nancy!

    And only about 40 days to go, now....

    Looking at the clock on the wall it is 40 days for two more hours in this part of the world. As we speak, in Rochester NY the below countdown is accurate. At any rate we're closing in on it.

    As in, not using "Little Mikey's Brain"...?

    Yes. I'll have to come up with something new for it to do fidoally-speaking. It is very active otherwise as many of the neighbours know it as 'motorshed' and is one of the portals to wherever attracts them out there in cyberspace. In the meantime the Europoint has proved itself as a good connection to fidonet.

    we had well below average temps

    We're into below freezing temps for the next week. Also a rain storm is predicted for tommorrow which is typical for this time of year.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-01-01 is 39 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een woensdag.
    2024-11-05 is 1809 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een dinsdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Sun Dec 1 16:42:16 2019
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 23-Nov-2019 05:57 <=-

    And only about 40 days to go, now....
    Looking at the clock on the wall it is 40 days for two more hours in
    this part of the world. As we speak, in Rochester NY the below
    countdown is accurate. At any rate we're closing in on it.

    We certainly are... now it's just a month... :)

    As in, not using "Little Mikey's Brain"...?
    Yes. I'll have to come up with something new for it to do fidoally-speaking. It is very active otherwise as many of the
    neighbours know it as 'motorshed' and is one of the portals to
    wherever attracts them out there in cyberspace. In the meantime the Europoint has proved itself as a good connection to fidonet.

    While I kind of miss the former, the Europoint does seem to be working
    well enough... At least it still has a good purpose in life...

    we had well below average temps

    We're into below freezing temps for the next week. Also a rain storm
    is predicted for tommorrow which is typical for this time of year.

    We had a couple of days where the highs were in the high 50sF.... We
    decided that counted as perhaps an Indian late-Spring, since not quite
    enough for an Indian Summer.... and now we're in the midst of a winter
    storm, until tomorrow evening... It's been a wintry mix all day,
    supposed to turn to all snow.... not much accumulation yet, though....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Sun Dec 1 19:55:34 2019
    Hey Nancy!

    now it's just a month...

    Little Mikey claims 30 days. :-)

    At least it still has a good purpose in life...

    That is debatable but just for fun let us see if we can sneak this one by the crippleware and come out squeaky clean on the other side.

    It's been a wintry mix all day, supposed to turn to all snow

    It's been cold here without any snow ... yet. The weather people are threatening us with the probability of a few rain showers or wet flurries overnight with periods of rain tommorrow and a high of 4C. Definetly well below so-called seasonal. We've had lows down to -5C over the weekend and last
    week but it has been too clear for rain ... or snow for that matter but there is snow atop the mountain behind Ladysmith so it has been closing in.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts of note:
    2020-01-01 is 30 days from now and falls on a Wednesday.
    2024-11-05 is 1800 days from now and falls on a Tuesday.
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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Maurice Kinal on Sun Dec 1 20:12:50 2019
    Hallo Maurice!

    just for fun let us see if we can sneak this one by the
    crippleware and come out squeaky clean on the other side.

    Looking good from this angle.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Maurice Kinal on Sun Dec 1 20:26:28 2019
    Hey Maurice!

    Looking good from this angle.

    Same along this path -> PATH: 153/7001 757 770/1 280/464 154/10. :-)

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Wed Dec 4 16:58:50 2019
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 02-Dec-2019 03:55 <=-

    Little Mikey claims 30 days. :-)

    And less now... ;)

    At least it still has a good purpose in life...

    That is debatable but just for fun let us see if we can sneak this one
    by the crippleware and come out squeaky clean on the other side.

    No issues from this side, but then I've not been seeing whatever you
    think is the problem with it anyway.... ;)

    It's been a wintry mix all day, supposed to turn to all snow

    It's been cold here without any snow ... yet. The weather people are threatening us with the probability of a few rain showers or wet
    flurries overnight with periods of rain tommorrow and a high of 4C. Definetly well below so-called seasonal. We've had lows down to -5C
    over the weekend and last week but it has been too clear for rain ...

    We've been getting a mix of sometimes rain sometimes light snow this
    week... we did have one sunny day yesterday, though... and they're
    saying sunny again on Saturday... ;) In between, overcast with chances
    of snow and or rain...

    or snow for that matter but there is snow atop the mountain behind Ladysmith so it has been closing in.

    Mountains tend to collect snow, though.... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Wed Dec 4 22:37:28 2019
    Hey Nancy!

    And less now... ;)

    I see 27 days as I reply to you.

    No issues from this side, but then I've not been seeing whatever
    you think is the problem with it anyway.... ;)

    That is probably correct. From all the discussions we've had in the past I am assuming you will always see line lengths of 80 characters or less. As I type this I can look down and see on the editor's status line that this particular line is 260 characters.

    Doing an 80 character line wrap - I use coreutils's fold command - you will probably see the above as 4 lines and it will look something like below;

    -={ ye olde cut and paste starts }=-
    That is probably correct. From all the discussions we've had in the past I am assubing you will always see line lengths of 80 characters or less. As I type this I can look down and see on the editor's status line that this particular line is 260 characters.
    -={ ye olde cut and paste ends }=-

    However from your perspective the cut and paste is more than likely exactly the
    same as the original. Probably a better example would be to split the 260 character line to 60 characters to see a difference;

    -={ ye olde cut and paste starts }=-
    That is probably correct. From all the discussions we've
    had in the past I am assubing you will always see line
    lengths of 80 characters or less. As I type this I can
    look down and see on the editor's status line that this
    particular line is 260 characters.
    -={ ye olde cut and paste ends }=-

    That *should* look different and perhaps illustrate the greater power in unlimited line lengths within messages in order to facillitate differing line lengths of various displays. In my case line the monitor I am currently using is 160 characters wide so a message that forces line lengths to 80 is a waste of an awesome terminal.

    We've been getting a mix of sometimes rain sometimes light snow

    No snow yet, light or otherwise. :-)

    Mountains tend to collect snow, though.... ;)

    As well as dump their loads on unsuspecting people below. As far as I know that has never happened locally.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts of note:
    2020-01-01 is 27 days from now and falls on a Wednesday.
    2024-11-05 is 1797 days from now and falls on a Tuesday.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue Dec 10 09:51:54 2019
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 05-Dec-2019 06:37 <=-

    And less now... ;)

    I see 27 days as I reply to you.

    As I see below.... and, as I keep slipping behind again, time just zips along... ;) About 21 days now... ;)

    No issues from this side, but then I've not been seeing whatever
    you think is the problem with it anyway.... ;)

    That is probably correct. From all the discussions we've had in the
    past I am assuming you will always see line lengths of 80 characters
    or less. As I type this I can look down and see on the editor's
    status line that this particular line is 260 characters.
    Doing an 80 character line wrap - I use coreutils's fold command - you will probably see the above as 4 lines and it will look something like below;
    -={ ye olde cut and paste starts }=-
    That is probably correct. From all the discussions we've had in the
    past I am assubing you will always see line lengths of 80 characters or less. As I type this I can look down and see on the editor's status
    line that this particular line is 260 characters.
    -={ ye olde cut and paste ends }=-
    However from your perspective the cut and paste is more than likely exactly the same as the original.

    They were identical lengths in the original message, but something weird
    seems to have happened when they were quoted... no idea why the quoter
    would clip sooner on the first than on the second at the end of the
    second line... :)

    Probably a better example would be
    to split the 260 character line to 60 characters to see a difference;
    -={ ye olde cut and paste starts }=-
    That is probably correct. From all the discussions we've
    had in the past I am assubing you will always see line
    lengths of 80 characters or less. As I type this I can
    look down and see on the editor's status line that this
    particular line is 260 characters.
    -={ ye olde cut and paste ends }=-
    That *should* look different and perhaps illustrate the greater power
    in unlimited line lengths within messages in order to facillitate differing line lengths of various displays.

    Yes, that did come up differently... The only problem for me with a line
    set to wrap at greater than 80 (but not unlimited) would be that it
    would show up as a regular line and then a short line, alternating... I
    have my word wrap in Emacs set for 72, otherwise it would also do the longlines, but not that useful for most of what I'm doing...

    I also note that apparently you fixed the typo (assubing/assuming) in
    the original iteration after doing the cut and paste jobbies... ;)

    In my case line the
    monitor I am currently using is 160 characters wide so a message that forces line lengths to 80 is a waste of an awesome terminal.

    I suppose so... :) Here, the monitor is 80 characters wide, so both my BlueWave reader and the Emacs editor can only display up to 80
    characters on the screen at one time on any line.... BW handles that by
    doing the automatic wrap that keeps all the characters on the screen
    (since one can't move off the current screen without going to the next
    message, so things would otherwise be chopped off entirely)... Emacs
    will switch to the next section of the line at character 79 (and
    multiples thereof)...

    We've been getting a mix of sometimes rain sometimes light snow

    No snow yet, light or otherwise. :-)

    Nice for you.... unless you like to see the snow... ;)

    Mountains tend to collect snow, though.... ;)

    As well as dump their loads on unsuspecting people below. As far as I know that has never happened locally.

    True, avalanches are pretty scary.... never been in the close vicinity
    of one of those myself, either.... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Tue Dec 10 21:17:39 2019
    Hallo Nancy!

    About 21 days now...

    Sounds about right. :-)

    They were identical lengths in the original message, but something
    weird seems to have happened when they were quoted

    The weird be me. :-/

    the original iteration after doing the cut and paste jobbies

    Exactly. I noticed the typo just before sending so I only caught it in the original. Silly me.

    Nice for you.... unless you like to see the snow

    It is good for keeping droughts at bay but other than that I could live without
    it. I've seen more snow in my lifetime than most walking this earth. I am sure you can make the same claim.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-01-01 is 21 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een woensdag.
    2024-11-05 is 1791 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een dinsdag.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue Dec 24 17:12:10 2019
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 11-Dec-2019 05:17 <=-

    About 21 days now...

    Sounds about right. :-)

    And now only a week.... :)

    They were identical lengths in the original message, but something
    weird seems to have happened when they were quoted

    The weird be me. :-/

    Maybe.... Except that I'm talking about your original message to me, in
    which they did appear to be identical... and what happened when I took
    it into my text editor to respond to it... at that point, the second was slightly different from your original before you started to cut and
    paste....

    the original iteration after doing the cut and paste jobbies

    Exactly. I noticed the typo just before sending so I only caught it
    in the original. Silly me.

    Ah, so you did fix it later... thought so... :)

    Nice for you.... unless you like to see the snow

    It is good for keeping droughts at bay but other than that I could
    live without it. I've seen more snow in my lifetime than most walking this earth. I am sure you can make the same claim.

    The older we get, the truer that statement is likely to become.... :) I
    did live in Jackson Mississippi for four years as a child... only snowed
    once the whole time we were there... and that was only a couple inches,
    if that.... ;) I wouldn't have minded having a bit more snow at the
    moment, though... we are having a green Christmas tomorrow... only
    pathetic little clumps of snow are left on the ground around here from
    the last snows we got... not really enough to call it a white
    Christmas.... ;0

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Wed Dec 25 13:42:30 2019
    Hallo Nancy!

    And now only a week.... :)

    Volgende woensdag als ik me niet vergis. :-)

    Ah, so you did fix it later... thought so... :)

    You were 100% correct.

    we are having a green Christmas tomorrow

    Same here. Also it was raining but not as we speak;

    -={ '<Esc>:read !TZ=PST8PDT date' starts }=-
    wo 25 dec 2019 13:51:42 PST
    -={ '<Esc>:read !TZ=PST8PDT date' ends }=-

    Also no snow in the forecast other than the usual higher elevations that is. All in all I am not complaining.

    pathetic little clumps of snow are left on the ground around
    here from the last snows we got... not really enough to call it
    a white Christmas.... ;0

    If I look up at the mountains I see much snow as it should be. I've heard the skiing is excellent at all the well-known resorts in this part on BC (lower mainland and Vancouver Island).

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon Dec 30 18:52:04 2019
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 25-Dec-2019 21:42 <=-

    we are having a green Christmas tomorrow

    Same here. Also it was raining but not as we speak;
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    Also no snow in the forecast other than the usual higher elevations
    that is. All in all I am not complaining.

    I wouldn't have minded a thin skim of snow on everything to make it a
    white Christmas, though....

    pathetic little clumps of snow are left on the ground around
    here from the last snows we got... not really enough to call it
    a white Christmas.... ;0

    If I look up at the mountains I see much snow as it should be. I've
    heard the skiing is excellent at all the well-known resorts in this
    part on BC (lower mainland and Vancouver Island).

    Not sure if the weather we've been having has hurt the local skiing... I
    think that the area that has the hills for skiing got more snow than we
    did, before the temps got so high, so maybe they didn't lose it all..
    probably have snow-making machines, too... But, as I'm not a skier,
    I've not really been paying attention... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Mon Dec 30 22:05:38 2019
    Hallo Nancy!

    I wouldn't have minded a thin skim of snow on everything to make
    it a white Christmas, though....

    Speaking for myself, I am glad there wasn't. There is talk of a slight chance of a dusting later this week but I am still hopeful for zero snow other than the mountains. Things are good just the way they are as we speak and the green
    Christmas was just what the doctor ordered. Also zero power outages were a very nice addition this time around.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Sat Jan 4 20:24:56 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    We just got another dusting

    I noticed earlier today that some of the raindrops were a tad more solid than usual. However they did fall shy of being officially called snow methinks.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sun Jan 5 13:54:00 2020
    Nancy,

    We don't usually get power outages here, thankfully... :)

    Power outages at my place are rare. That deal last summer was a freak
    storm, that pulled the electric meter off the north side of the house,
    and pulled the electric meter panel out of its place in the garage.

    The insurance company dawdled around, saying the house was still
    "livable", as there was no other damage (to the roof or otherwise), and
    there was still running water.

    However, with no power or air conditioning, it was over 100 degrees in
    here, and people die in conditions like that each day. It was akin to
    taking a hot shower, then climing into bed naked, without drying off.

    After one night at that, where I got very little sleep, I said "screw this!!", and went and got a room at an area Super 8 Motel for 2 weeks.

    How the insurance company considers what I described as "livable" ois
    beyond me. They want you as a customer, and for you to pay the
    premiums...but to have them pay out a claim, it's a catastrophe.

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sat Jan 11 16:27:00 2020
    Nancy,

    WIth it being a freak storm, it's not that surprising that the Insurance NB>companies and the utilities were overwhelmed...

    Well, that was understandable.

    How the insurance company considers what I described as "livable"
    is beyond me. They want you as a customer, and for you to pay the premiums...but to have them pay out a claim, it's a catastrophe.

    It does seem somewhat out of line... We've generally had much better NB>results from our insurance claims.... maybe we have a better company...

    It was the first claim on the house in 25 years...and it has been
    owned by us since we bought it in 1977.

    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jan 17 13:04:30 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 12-Jan-2020 00:27 <=-

    How the insurance company considers what I described as "livable"
    is beyond me. They want you as a customer, and for you to pay the
    premiums...but to have them pay out a claim, it's a catastrophe.
    It does seem somewhat out of line... We've generally had much better
    results from our insurance claims... maybe we have a better company...

    It was the first claim on the house in 25 years...and it has been
    owned by us since we bought it in 1977.

    Same insurance company the whole time....?

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Sat Jan 18 04:01:00 2020
    Nancy,

    It was the first claim on the house in 25 years...and it has been
    owned by us since we bought it in 1977.

    Same insurance company the whole time....?

    Yep. To the insurance companies, it's a catastrophe if they have to
    pay a claim.

    Daryl


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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Daryl Stout on Sun Feb 16 17:50:06 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 18-Jan-2020 12:01 <=-

    It was the first claim on the house in 25 years...and it has been
    owned by us since we bought it in 1977.
    Same insurance company the whole time....?

    Yep. To the insurance companies, it's a catastrophe if they have to
    pay a claim.

    To some extent it depends on which insurance company... We've had both
    good and some less good experiences with insurance claims over the
    years... :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Sun Feb 16 22:15:38 2020
    Hallo Nancy!

    You make some very good points there, sir...

    Thank you. I was certain you'd be agreeable with all that.

    And how one defines TV...

    TV over the airwaves just like mom used to make to ye olde radiation king that she used to give us kids heck for sitting too close to. Something about ruining your eyes. Speaking of which, "Keez me good night Eddie."

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Fri Feb 21 18:22:16 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 17-Feb-2020 06:15 <=-

    And how one defines TV...

    TV over the airwaves just like mom used to make to ye olde radiation
    king that she used to give us kids heck for sitting too close to. Something about ruining your eyes.

    Ah... That's what Richard watches, still... over the airwaves, basic
    antenna... still gets lots of stations (and now, substations).... Not
    likely to go away totally any time soon.... We've never had cable, and
    haven't done it streaming through a computer or the like either... But
    he is using a flat screen monitor instead of the old-tyme CRT... ;)

    Speaking of which, "Keez me good night Eddie."

    And I'm not recognizing that... Of course, I didn't grow up with TV (my
    parents never did get one, although they'd watch my sister's once they'd
    moved into the in-law apartment she built onto her house for them)... so there's a lot of TV references I'd not necessarily get....

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Wed Feb 26 17:37:10 2020
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 22-Feb-2020 05:38 <=-

    Speaking of which, "Keez me good night Eddie."
    And I'm not recognizing that...

    Topo Gigio on The Ed Sullivan Show. Topo Gigio was a puppet mouse
    with a Spanish accent.

    Ah. ok... :)

    ttyl neb

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